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US$5 - US$26
Pizza, Mexican, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 km from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Iguana was a random choice for us to crab something to eat in the middle of Helsinki. Their salmon salad was a good size, tasty and nourishing (the sauce was served separately) served with two pieces of dark bread. The service was a bit slow...but the bartenders were friendly enough to let that go.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Good sangria pitchers and other pitchers! Food is allright but not the best. Cozy place and affordable

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 26 December 2019

At Christmas Day when anything else was closed we found this lovely and cosy place... Great atmosphere, good music, nice peoples, tasteful food !!! We loved AURA beer from Finland ...

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

The food may not taste much like any Mexican food you'll have experienced before, but at least it's cheap (by central Helsinki standards), plentiful, and available in the evening of 23 December when most restaurants seem to have given up and closed for the week....Amongst the strange yellow gloops simulating cheese and green ones having an unconvincing try at guacamole, there are some real surprises like the nicely cooked slices of beef in the burritos. Mostly it's pretty poor, though. Being mostly a bar it does seem to attract the type of Finnish drinker out to get falling-down drunk, which also detracts from the dining experience somewhat. As a cheap place to fuel up it's OK.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

Nice salmon soup in the centre of the city. The restaurant doesn’t look wow but the personal is ok. Soup is like 12 euros and one portion is enough, no need for main dish :)

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 28 October 2019

We were in the city centre and were struggling to find somewhere decent to eat. We tried Iguana as it was close to where we were shopping. The menu was OK - offers your usual Mexican fare. Service was good but not especially friendly. The...portions were good and the food tasty. It wasn't anything special but it did the job.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 18 August 2019

To be honest we chose this plce because it was close to the hotel and we had hungry kids. The nacho platter was OK but the beef was kind of bland with too much tomatos. The nachos was standard supermarket wheat tortillas with the same...beef stew or chicken in the same tomato sauce. The quesadillas - you guessed it - the same tortillas and fillings. Fajitas... Well... Nice mojito, but my guess a pre-blended mojito mix with lime/mint leafs to freshen it up. OK, but nothing more.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 18 July 2019

Very busy and rather confusing till one discovers the need to order at the cashier , collect a number flag and then wait to be served. None of this is prominently advertised but it seemed the visiting crowds knew what exactly to do. The food...is essentially mexican and reasonable . Not something I would rave about but clearly a very popular places in the centre.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

We visited here during pride weekeso we were expecting it to be packed. While the bar was busy we got a great seat and our food came as expected You order at the bar like a few places in Helsinki His is one of a...few places that serves Heineken and cocktails which were delicious Its reasonably priced for the centre The fajitas were to die for, the best I've had and similar with the burritos it was real beef not minced I cannot wait to go back here Just so lovelyMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 9 June 2019

Visited the place on 1st of June. Busy night as the schools ended and students were partying. Only reason to enter the place was to get some food as we didn't find kebab or burgers appealing. There was only one person working behind the counter...and yes, you have to go to counter to order your food. She was nice was totally overwhelmed by a mount of customers. For some reason the downstairs area was closed, so we ended up with the last table, right next to the toilets. Food took ages to finish, which was expected. It was served to the table, but only 2/3 was as ordered. The right third dish came quite fast after the complaint. Food was way less than average, mostly frozen or canned stuff. Chicken fajitas contained something that had appearance of chicken but texture was rubbery and it has no taste.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Iguana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5